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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: MI

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 76th Line Of Duty Death for 2013 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Lieutenant James Fellows has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Clearwater Township Fire Department.

James Fellows

Rank: Lieutenant
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 7

Date of Incident: 08/19/2013
Time of Incident: 2000hrs
Date of Death: 08/20/2013

Fire Department: Clearwater Township Fire Department
Address: 8255 Garfield ST, Rapid City, MI 49676
Fire Department Chief: Jeff West

Incident Description: Lieutenant Fellows passed away at home from a sudden illness within 24 hours of having responded to a rescue call.

Incident Location: Hahns Circle and South Street, Rapid City, MI

Tribute is being paid to Lieutenant James Fellows at

To date, 76 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2013. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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